28, November 2019
Cameroon’s communication minister has signed a decree setting the conditions and operating rules for USSD for access to the national electronic communications aggregation platform, Business In Cameroon reported. This platform aims to ensure fair interconnection conditions, reduce the costs of mobile financial transactions, and promote financial inclusion. It will give access to mobile financial services via the shortcode hash 237 hash.
Philemon Zo’o Zame, director of the Telecommunications Regulatory Agency (ART), said the platform is housed at the state postal service Campost, which manages it and is responsible for implementing the decree. Zo’o Zame is inviting network operators and electronic communications service providers to connect to it within 30 days, by 26 December, for the provision of mobile financial services.